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Letter ReferenceT120 (M722): W.T. Stead Papers/24- page 120
ArchiveNational Archives Depot, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1890
Address Fromna
Address To
Who ToWilliam Thomas Stead
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The Project is grateful to the National Archives Repository, Pretoria, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Micofilm Collections. This letter has been dated by reference to content and when Schreiner's first 'articles on South Africa' were published.
1 [page/s missing]
3Your penny Poets are first rate. We have them all. I hope you got f
4the photos I sent you.
6Yours ever
7Olive Schreiner
9It will be some months before my articles on South Africa come out.
10Probably the first won’t appear before next March, & the first two or
11three are simply des-criptive.
The ‘Penny Poets’ series was published via the Review of Reviews with a very large number of volumes appearing. The articles which may be ‘some months’ before being published refers to Schreiner’s ‘A Returned South African’ essays, originally published in a range of magazines and intended to be reworked in book form as Stray Thoughts on South Africa. The first appeared pseudonymously in the Fortnightly Review in 1891. A dispute with a publisher and then the outbreak of the South African War (1899-1902) prevented them appearing as a book, and they were in the event with some additional essays published posthumously as Thoughts on South Africa.